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Jan Mannino, CRNA, JD has been in anesthesia for over 50 years, as an educator, administrator and clinician. She has been active with the AANA and served on the board of directors and President in 1987-88. She has been honored by the AANA with the Agatha C. Hodgins award for excellence in anesthesia and the Dannemiller Educational Foundation for professional achievement in anesthesia.Jan has authored two books, The Nurse Anesthetist and the Law and The Business of Anesthesia: Practice Options for Nurse Anesthetists and numerous journal articles and book chapters.After many years of providing anesthesia for plastic surgery procedures in Southern California, Jan is retired from clinical practice. However, she remains active as a consultant and lecturer for nurse anesthetists. In recent years, Jan has enjoyed mentoring students and young anesthetists by providing them an opportunity to learn the advantages of private anesthesia practice in the office setting
Frank T. Maziarski, CRNA, MS, a true pioneer in the field of Nurse Anesthesia. Frank served in United States Army as a clinician, educator and program director. He went on to serve in leadership positions in the Nebraska and Washington State Nurse Anesthesia Association and moved to the national level and served on numerous committees and leadership positions culminating as the 2004-2005 President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Frank was awarded the Agatha C. Hodgins Award by the AANA Board of Directors. The award is the highest recognition given to a member for professional excellence and furthering the art and science of Nurse Anesthesia, August 2010.
Jae Kennedy, Ph.D is a Professor and Chair the Department of Health Policy and Administration at Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane. He received his doctorate in Health Services and Policy Analysis at UC Berkeley in 1996, and taught at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign before coming to WSU in 2002. Dr. Kennedy’s research focuses primarily on access barriers to prescription medicines, medical care, rehabilitation, and long-term services, with particular emphasis on at-risk groups, including persons with disabilities, older adults, and the uninsured. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and is currently the principal investigator on a 5 year, $2.49 million grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the impact of the Affordable Care Act on working-aged adults with disabilities.
Jay Horowitz, CRNA, ARNP has been providing safe and comfortable anesthesia services for over 25 years. He is a 1987 graduate of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland’s School of Nurse Anesthesia and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. Jay also serves on the editorial board of Outpatient Surgery Magazine and has written numerous articles in various periodicals and lectures around the country on in-office and ambulatory anesthesia techniques and other anesthesia related topics. He is also a clinical instructor and clinical site coordinator for the Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL.
Joseph Rodriguez CRNA, MSN, a Pennsylvania native, has been in the healthcare industry since 2005 and practicing anesthesia since 2012. In 2014, Joseph became a founding member of Arizona Anesthesia Solutions, a private group based in Phoenix, Arizona with exclusive contracts throughout the state. Joseph also maintains active membership in his state and national associations, currently serves on the board of the Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists and recently was elected to serve as President for the 2016-17 term. In his personal time, Joseph enjoys strength training, science fiction novels, and spending time with friends and family.
Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA retired as Chief CRNA and managing partner of the Spokane Eye Surgery Center after 28 years and over 90,000 anesthetics. During his 28 year tenure, he successfully managed a 5-Operating Room Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that at the time of his retirement performed 9,000 ophthalmic surgery procedures annually. Currently, Dan is adjunct faculty at the Washington State University College of Nursing’s Department of Health Policy and Administration, as well as providing locum tenens anesthesia and serving on the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Along with Jack Hitchens, he is responsible for programming of OSAEMR in Filemaker.
John T. “Jack” Hitchens, CRNA, BA, ARNP graduated in 1978 from Thomas Jefferson University, School of Nursing in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Anesthesia in Lancaster Pennsylvania graduating in 1980. In 1985 Jack received a Bachelor’s degree in “Health Care Management” from Ottawa University. Jack has served in numerous positions and served on numerous committees for the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, The American Association of Nurse Anesthetist and The American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Foundation.
Jack is a partner in a CRNA owned and operated Anesthesia Practice, Watchful Care. Jack has been working on the AEMR with Dan Simonson.
Bruce Andregg CRNA, MAE obtained a BS in Nursing from Walla Walla College in 1981 and then a Masters in Anesthesiology Education from Gonzaga University in 1988. He has served in various positions for the Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists. A Pacific Northwest native, he settled in Spokane with his family. He has been the Director of Anesthesia for a free standing ASC for 28 years and owns Inland Anesthesia Services which provides CRNA anesthesia care. Additionally, Bruce was both an alpha and beta tester for OSAEMR and has been a FileMaker user for over 18 years.
James Soler CRNA, MS, a Rhode Island native, has been in the healthcare industry since 1995 and practicing anesthesia since 2012. James works at a local hospital in Mesa, Arizona and his company also provides outpatient anesthesia and analgesia at various Ambulatory Surgical Centers in the metro Phoenix area and outlining areas.
James also maintains active membership in his state and national associations. In his personal time, James enjoys various hobbies from Amateur Radio to building Radio Controlled aircrafts and spending time with friends and family.
Pete Pollachek, APN, CRNA, NSPM-E,completed his education and training in an accredited nurse anesthesia program in Decatur, Illinois in 1989 and was awarded the Macon County Medical Society Award for Clinical Excellence upon commencement. He was a pioneer in the field of interventional pain management as a sub-specialty of anesthesiology beginning in 1989. He has had 30 years of post-graduate training and treatment of thousands of patients and has led the NBCRNA to refer to him as a Non-Surgical Pain Management Expert. He has been credentialed as an Advanced Fellow and Advanced Pain Management Practitioner by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. He has also served as President of his State Professional Association (IANA) twice in recent years.
He currently works with an orthopedic and spine practice providing outpatient interventional pain management/injections for injuries, disorders and pain in the neck, back, joints and other areas of the body. He utilizes many of the latest techniques to treat his patients along with a compassionate and caring approach, taking his time to listen to his patients. He believes that an accurate diagnosis leads to the precise cause of pain which allows for a unique individualized treatment plan.
In his free time, Peter enjoys playing ice hockey and is a die-hard Chicago Blackhawks fan.